Browsing: FERS

Q. I was a FERS employee who was involuntary separated (performance related) after 16.5 years with the U.S. Dept. of Labor. I separated in September 2003. In 2004 I took a refund of my retirement contributions. Am I entitled to any pension that would be based on the government’s contributions to my account? I was born in 1963 and would otherwise be eligible for my pension in about 18 months.

Q. When do you get notified of the actual amount of your FERS supplement? I retired with an immediate annuity as a result of a discontinued service retirement with 25 years service at age 51. I will reach the minimum retirement age of 56 this May, but still haven’t been able to determine what the actual amount will be and the Office of Personnel Management has not responded to my emails. I know how to do the estimate (Social Security estimate at 62 divided by 40 times years of service), but am frustrated by the fact that OPM doesn’t even acknowledge…

Q. I was forced to take a FERS Disability Retirement and was approved, but the Office of Personnel Management put me on regular earned rate retirement because I bought back my military time which then gave me 20 years of federal time and I just turned 60 years old. Should OPM not have counted my military buyback until age 62 when I would have converted over to regular retirement? I thought I would be getting 60 percent of my high-3 the first year then 40 percent the second year then go into retirement with 1.1 percent of my high-3.

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